Carlow University Postpones May Commencement Due to Pandemic

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Carlow University Postpones May Commencement Due to Pandemic

Originally Scheduled for May 9, Commencement Will Be Moved to Later Date

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Carlow University has made the decision to postpone its Saturday, May 9, Commencement ceremony in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am making the decision to postpone Carlow University’s Commencement ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, president of Carlow. “Our provost is convening a cross-sectional team representing faculty, staff, and students to explore various options. We will make deliberate, well-thought out decisions with feedback from our community and all new information surrounding COVID-19.”

Carlow’s commencement was scheduled for Saturday, May 9, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. In keeping with Carlow’s Catholic heritage, commencement is preceded by a Baccalaureate Mass in the morning at Saint Paul’s Cathedral. The Mass has also been postponed.

Students who were eligible to walk at the May 9 Commencement will be contacted by the university to make them aware of alternative plans.
“We will inform the Carlow community as soon as a recommendation is made and a decision is finalized,” said Dr. Mellon. “The safety of our community remains our priority.”

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